14 Mar '11, 1pm

Singapore the first South-east Asian location for Model UN Conference

SINGAPORE: More than 2,400 student leaders from around the world are in Singapore this week for the World Model United Nations Conference that starts Tuesday at the Suntec Convention Centre. Teams from more than 60 countries will simulate UN member nations, international organisations and government bodies to debate global issues. Co-hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Harvard University, this is the first time the university-level Model UN conference is taking place in Southeast Asia. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr George Yeo said that one must not harbour cynicism and stop believing that the UN can be improved. "I believe all of you participate in this conference do so because you believe in the UN, and are inspired by its lofty goals. Unless the nations of the world act in concert, how can we confront common challenges like climate change, nuclear ...

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